Not Really Magic
If you've been following my blog then you'll know my latest addiction has been to knit socks. I was doing them on two straight needles (with a seam) because I'd found that to be quickest but just recently I've discovered (wait for it ... drum roll please) the Magic Loop. Now, there's not really anything magic about it. You simply knit socks in the round on one long circular needle. The instructions I had suggested a needle that was about a metre long (um, 40" I think would be the equivalent) but I didn't have one that long. Instead I had one that was 80cm long (about 30") and decided to give it a whirl. What I discovered was ...
it works! It really works!
It's faster than knitting on two straight needles and definitely faster than two circular needles which was the technique I'd tried previously to knit socks in the round. Now I can knit socks in the round to my heart's content.
Well, almost. Sons#3, 4 & 5 want knitted socks and I'm happy to oblige but why did they have to choose such boring colours? Thankfully I have a ball of lime green 4 ply merino wool waiting for me when I've knitted up these yarns. I just hope that it's not too hot to wear socks by the time I've finished!